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Robert Morgenthau

  1. bon mots
    Robert Morgenthau Doesn’t Want to Overstate How Utterly Cataclysmic That Would BeThe entire court system would shut down if we held a terrorism trial in the city.
  2. lawyers
    Robert Morgenthau Joins Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & KatzHe’ll be working with immigrants.
  3. the third terminator
    Robert Morgenthau and Mayor Bloomberg in ‘Barnyard’ Brawl!Some very DIRTY words were used.
  4. gossipmonger
    Kate Hudson Wants to Elope With A-RodIf it keeps him playing like he’s been playing, fine by us.
  5. early and often
    Gloria Steinem Backs Cy Vance for Manhattan District AttorneyOne of the founders of modern feminism isn’t backing Leslie Crocker Snyder, who hopes to be the island’s first female D.A.
  6. people who are seriously old and still working
    Robert Morgenthau to Officially Endorse Cyrus Vance This WeekEven though a poll says who the Manhattan D.A. endorses won’t really matter, Morgy wants to get going on it.
  7. Mediavore
    U.S. Drops Roquefort Tariffs; KFC Denies RiotsPlus: the city’s first student-run restaurant, and the illegality of open doors, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. people who are seriously old and still working
    Morgenthau Spurns Longtime No. 2 in DA RaceInstead of backing his deputy, the outgoing DA has gotten behind a family friend hoping to replace him.
  9. early and often
    District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Won’t Seek Another TermIt’s the end of an era! A long, long era.
  10. gossipmonger
    Howard Stern Is Totally Into Wedding PlanningPlus, dish on Barack Obama, Kate Moss, and Mel Gibson in our daily gossip roundup.
  11. gossipmonger
    Beyoncé’s Reps Are Kind of AwesomeIs Beyoncé pregnant? “We’ll perform an ultrasound and get back to you,” her reps say sassily. That and the results of other probing in our daily roundup of the city’s juiciest gossip.
  12. early and often
    Jim Yates Will Not Be David Paterson’s Chief CounselTurns out the judge isn’t going to take the job!
  13. company town
    Morgy Says, ‘I’m Too Old to Retire!’LAW • Robert Morgenthau called a press conference in response to a “Page Six” item about him stepping down after 33 years: “I’m too old to retire.” The man is 88! [NYT] • Big-time Mayer Brown partner Joseph Collins, who maintains offices in both New York and Chicago, has been indicted for fraud in the Refco case. [Above the Law] • Which court is the worst “judicial hellhole” in the country? [Law Blog/WSJ]
  14. company town
    Cravath’s Good Ol’ Boys Miss the Good Ol’ DaysLAW • One old lawyer reminisces about his time at Cravath in the fifties and speculates on why big law used to be — used to be? — such a man’s world: “Obviously, male bigotry played a major role. But I think something else was involved — an attempt to protect certain values that mattered greatly to the practitioners of that time. They wanted a workplace free of the messiness of male-female relations. They liked to say, ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘No, sir,’ and be done with it. Women might bring distractions: flirtations, gossip, dating. No more male bonding.” Aw…! [American Lawyer] • Everyone’s talking about Robert Morgenthau stepping down after 33 years as Manhattan D.A.— except Robert Morgenthau. [NYT] • NYU Law School listserv smackdown! First e-mail: “I decided to compile a list of the easiest professors at NYU Law for those of us who: 1. Want an easy A, and 2. Don’t care about the grade and just want a B without doing a thing.” Second e-mail: “Does your mom still teach here? Because I heard that she’s REALLY easy.” Third e-mail: “If you came to NYU Law school thinking to take shortcuts to get easy As as opposed to taking classes that you would find challenging and helpful to your understanding of law practices, here’s my nugget of advice: save the money and go to a state law school.” Fourth e-mail: “We come to NYU to take made-up classes like ‘Jesus & the Constitution,’ ‘Inter-Animal Contracts,’ and ‘International Law.’ Coming to NYU for anything other than intellectual masturbation or an easy job is a waste of money.” [Above the Law]
  15. gossipmonger
    Donna Karan Accepts CougarhoodFifty-five-year-old Donna Karan’s boy toy is 30-year-old model J.J. Biasucci. Ethan Hawke allegedly started dating “secret” girlfriend (his former nanny!) Ryan Shawhughes before he was divorced from Uma Thurman. Steve Martin played the banjo and read funny poems at the Cutting Room. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin shared a happy dinner at BLT Fish. Eighty-eight-year-old Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau may step down from his post, which would allow Governor Spitzer to appoint Cyrus Vance Jr. Michael Kors served mini-cheeseburgers at his store opening in Soho. Madonna kicked 25 yoga students out of a studio at the Reebok Sports Club on Columbus so she could practice by herself. Howard Stern is annoyed at Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner for bringing paparazzi to his Upper West Side block.
  16. company town
    You Were Right About the Personal-Injury LawyersLAW • David Sheeger, a Manhattan personal-injury lawyer, pleaded guilty to using a “runner” to ferry him potential cases from inside hospitals. [New York Law Journal] • A missing Connecticut lawyer admits to embezzlement in a letter to his attorney son. [Connecticut Law Tribune] • Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau is 88 and unrelenting. [Law Blog/WSJ]